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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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1931
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Club

Club

Reverend A Dyer collection
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Clubs
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1963
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

Hatchet made from a pebble with a bifacially ground edge

University of Sydney collection
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Hatchets
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Not provided
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1957
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Bark Painting, Fishing Scene showing Dugong and Turtle, from Groote Eylandt, 1948

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American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1948
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Club

Club

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Clubs
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Gerhardt Laves collection
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Head ornaments
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Cape Leveque, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1931
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Tapered tapstick, 1890

Tapered tapstick, 1890

Edmund Milne collection
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Clapsticks
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Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia
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Not provided
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1890
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Lake Condah, Victoria, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Dr Phyllis Kaberry collection
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Boomerangs
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Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1934
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Boab nut with incised and coloured patterns of interlocking key designs

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Bruce Coaldrake collection
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Nut carvings
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Forrest River, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1954
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Message stick

Message stick

Edmund Milne collection
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Message sticks
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New South Wales, Australia
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1931
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Australian Institute of Anatomy collection
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Spearthrowers
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1985
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Pigmented hatchet with stone head, bifacially flaked with a ground edge

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Professor Adolphus Elkin collection
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Hatchets
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Walcott Inlet, Western Australia, Australia
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1927
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Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

Bundle of string, made from fibre, bound and knotted

JW Lindo collection
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String
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Kaparlgoo, Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Woven fibre basket

Woven fibre basket

Dr Wolfgang Laade collection
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Baskets
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Saibai Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
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1963
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Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

Wooden paddle - Yirrkala, 1948

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Paddles
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Spirit Islands

Spirit Islands

John Calaby collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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1940
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Dr William Warner collection
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Spearthrowers
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Plaited grass fibre armband or

Plaited grass fibre armband or "baku"

Dr William Warner collection
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Armbands
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1926
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Shield

Shield

Jesse Hammond collection
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Gascoyne, Western Australia, Australia
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1957
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Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Bark painting depicts four creatures, possibly frogs

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Unknown
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Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Spearthrower from Northern Territory, 1911

Edmund Milne collection
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Spearthrowers
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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1911
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Spearhead

Spearhead

University of Sydney collection
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Spearheads
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Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

Weapon - Spearthrower Groote Eylandt

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Spearthrowers
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Mr Charles P. Mountford
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1948
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Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Cylindrical stone-bladed wooden knife

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum collection
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Knives
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Not provided
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1969
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Cylindrical fibre basket

Cylindrical fibre basket

Sandra Holmes collection no. 5
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Baskets
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Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1964
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Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially flaked and edged ground stone hatchet

Douglas Seaton collection
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Hatchets
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1964
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Spearhead

Spearhead

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearheads
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Turtle

Turtle

Dr Karel Kupka collection
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Bayma
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Wooden tapstick with cylindrical rounded ends and very fine longitudinal incisions of chevrons on the shaft

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AR Eadie collection
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Clapsticks
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1977
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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Murchison, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1982
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Human hair neckpiece

Human hair neckpiece

Lew Parlette collection no. 2
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Personal adornments
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1972
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Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Bifacially edged ground stone hatchet

Herbert Keys collection
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Hatchets
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Numbulwar, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
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1987
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Head ornament

Head ornament

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Head ornaments
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North Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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1993
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edward Roberts collection
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Boomerangs
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Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1985
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Carved wooden lizard with an incised design on the upper surface consisting of circles with short strokes

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Aboriginal Arts Board collection no. 2
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Wood carvings
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1991
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Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Boomerang, Port Mackay area, Queensland

Horne-Bowie collection
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Boomerangs
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Port Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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1926
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

University of Sydney collection
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Spearthrowers
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Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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Club

Club

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Clubs
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Club

Club

S Jackson collection
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Clubs
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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1900
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Club

Club

Enid Bowden collection
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Clubs
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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1987
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Hatchet

Hatchet

Brian Hayden collection
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Hatchets
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Papunya, Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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1972
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Club

Club

Katherine Stow collection
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New South Wales, Australia
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1957
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Professor WEH Stanner collection no. 1
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Boomerangs
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Katherine River, Northern Territory, Australia
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1935
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Spearthrower

Spearthrower

Patricia Heath collection
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Spearthrowers
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East Kimberley, Western Australia, Australia
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1982
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Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Pigmented split palm leaf armband

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Armbands
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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Paintbrush

Paintbrush

Frederick D McCarthy collection
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Paintbrushes
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Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1962
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The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

The Crocodile, Tungarapia and the Wallaby, Ubraitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Yalioura
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1948
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Rope necklace

Rope necklace

University of Sydney collection
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Necklaces
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Victoria River, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1957
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The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

The Travels of the Man, Jundaruna

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Minimini Numalkiyiya Mamarika
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1948
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The Serpent, Aitja

The Serpent, Aitja

American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land (AASEAL) c...
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Bark paintings
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Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory, Australia
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Tatalara
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1948
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Shield

Shield

Horne-Bowie collection
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Shields
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Central Australia, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1926
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String bag

String bag

Gunanamanda Arts and Crafts collection
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Bags
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Mornington Island, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1986
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Wooden harpoon

Wooden harpoon

Gladys Henry collection
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Harpoons
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Euramo, Tully, Queensland, Australia
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Not provided
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1970
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Club

Club

Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection
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Clubs
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South-west Western Australia, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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1993
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Club

Club

Dorothy Bennett collection
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Clubs
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Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
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Not provided
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1974
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Firedrill base

Firedrill base

Dr Herbert Basedow collection
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Firesticks
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Port George IV, Western Australia, Australia
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Not provided
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Boomerang

Boomerang

Edmund Milne collection
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Boomerangs
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Gulf country, Queensland, Australia
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1908
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